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Name: Doug Tippery
Member since: December 28, 2004
Last visit: December 28, 2004

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Reggie White dead at 43

Looks like the links did not come through. http://www.transweb.org/reference/articles/drugs/pred.html http://www.transweb.org/qa/qa_txp/faq_pred_discont.html

posted by dtippery at 12:42 PM on December 28, 2004

Reggie White dead at 43

If you take the time to read about sarcoidosis you will see that the only treatment available is the use of steroids namely Prednisone. This steroid is not a performance enhancing steroid. Usually additional medicines are needed to counter its many side effects. My wife suffers from sarcoidosis as well, and it's been a 3 year battle following Lung surgery which removed 1/8 of her lung. She started out with 60mg of Prednisone daily and continued for about 2 1/2 years at 15mg to 20mg daily. She has recently come off the steroids completely but it was a long process. Because prednisone takes over the body's natural ability to make its own cortisone, coming off of prednisone has to happen very slowly. For her she had to come down 1mg a day for a week then if she was still feeling. Coming off Prednisone too quickly is not safe and can cause death. The links I have listed deal with transplant surgery but the prednisone info is the same for those using it for the treatment of Sarcoidosis as well as the many other things it is used for. Hope this helps a little.

posted by dtippery at 12:38 PM on December 28, 2004